Criminal Investigators & Special Agents


Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
Also called: Criminal Investigator, Detective, Investigator, Special Agent

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
  • Law enforcement information databases
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Computer aided composite drawing software
  • Graphics software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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